'I can be myself': the British Asian girls who found freedom in cricket

Country
UK (GB)
Score
3.83
Source
The Guardian
Time
2019-01-03 (UTC)
ID
13021294

BBC documentary Bats, Balls and Bradford Girls follows a group of teenagers reunited for one last tournament “We are rebels within our community. We do what Asian girls from Bradford are not supposed to do – and we are good at it.” So says 16-year-old Zainab at the start of a touching new documentary following the fortunes of the first British all-Asian girls’ cricket team. The team was formed four years ago while the girls were pupils at Carlton Bolling college in Bradford. The BBC film tracks them as they reunite after their GCSEs for one last tournament. But it’s less about cricket than about teenagers, friendship, fun, freedom and the pressures of family expectation. Continue reading...